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June 22, 1981 | Volume 54, Issue 26

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 Cover - Sports Illustrated June 22, 1981

June 22, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
THE BACKGROUNDOver the years the lords of baseball have been treated as special characters by the U.S. Supreme Court (which granted them an exemption from antitrust laws), Congress (which declined...

June 22, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Bill Walsh, San Francisco 49er coach, after watching his 6-10 team score touchdowns and perform other wondrous deeds in the newly released 49er highlight film: "It's amazing what they can do with...

June 22, 1981 | Jim Kaplan

June 22, 1981 | Pat Putnam
Larry Holmes' stature as a champion is endlessly denigrated, but his effortless handling of Leon Spinks was the McCoy

June 22, 1981 | Clive Gammon
When middleweight champion Marvin Hagler and Vito Antuofermo put their heads together, the loser in every way was the bloody challenger

June 22, 1981 | Kenny Moore

June 22, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
Lest I've created the impression in this space that SPORTS ILLUSTRATED staffers are all capable of running 2:30 marathons and holding their own on the satellite tennis tour or, at least, are...

June 22, 1981 | Curry Kirkpatrick

June 22, 1981 | Steve Wulf
Last week's strike came at a bad time for Pete Rose and other record chasers

June 22, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
NL EAST

June 22, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
AMOS OTIS: The Kansas City outfielder hit .529, drove across six runs, scored three times, slammed four doubles and two triples, and stole a base. His two-run double in the eighth inning broke a...

June 22, 1981 | R.D. Rosen
Since childhood, I have been afflicted by a disorder whose only symptom is the uncontrolled impulse to punt. The object normally employed for the satisfaction of this desire is a football,...

June 22, 1981 | Craig Neff
The only minutes that dragged for Coe came after he ran his world-record 800

June 22, 1981 | Barry McDermott
Donna Caponi is no longer Young, but that was the least of her worries as she beat off challenges by Jerilyn Britz and Pat Meyers to win another LPGA Championship

June 22, 1981 | Sam Moses

June 22, 1981
4—Jerry Cooke16—Walter Iooss Jr.17—Richard Mackson18—Walter Iooss Jr.19—Mike Maple (bottom right), Lane Stewart (3)20, 21—Walter Iooss Jr.22—Ben Weaver-Camera 5-ABC Sports23—Ben Weaver-Camera...

June 22, 1981 | Compiled by N. BROOKS CLARK
BASEBALL—ARIZONA STATE won the 35th College World Series with a 7-4 victory over Oklahoma State in Omaha.

June 22, 1981
RANDY THORPEBROOKLYNThorpe, a senior outfielder at the University of Texas-Arlington, stole 50 bases in 61 attempts in 1981 to bring his four-year total to 151 and surpass the NCAA career record...

June 22, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
MISSISSIPPI'S MANNINGSir:I enjoyed Paul Zimmerman's intimate report on one of my favorite people: Archie Manning, New Orleans Saints quarterback (The Patience of a Saint, June 8). I'm an avid San...

June 22, 1981 | Jim Strain
Although urban in location, vacant lots can be considered chunks of our vanishing wilderness. They're disappearing at an alarming rate, but few people seem to notice and no special-interest group...